As we all know, EA is a big and important name in the game industry – whether that name holds a positive or negative reputation is another question for another time – so it is quite obvious that much of attention was held at their conference. As any conference, it had its ups and downs. Some expectations were satisfied and some were not. So, we here at SSG are making a quick recap of EA conference so you can decide whether you like it or not.
1) Anthem (February 22, 2019)
Anthem is a next big game made by BioWare. After Mass Effect: Andromeda studio decided to start working on a new original title. Yesterday developers told us more about what Anthem would be as a game and what players can expect from it. Basically it is a MMORPG/shooter with a cooperative gameplay, PvE and PvP elements, all placed in one world that all players share. Reminds me of something *khem*Destiny*khem*. Personally, I’m not a fan of that type of games, but we’ll see how it turns out in the next year.
2) Battlefield V and its new mode (October 19, 2018)
With an avalanche and popularity of Battle Royale type of games it is not surprising that big companies decided to cash in on that too. As such, DICE revealed a new battle royale mode for its upcoming game Battlefield V, along with more destructible environment, vehicles and team play. I guess we’ll see how that “reimagining” will go and how it will change that budding genre.
3) Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order (Holiday, 2019)
Vince Zampbella, CEO of Respawn, has confirmed that his studio is working on a new Star Wars game. Taking place between Episode III and Episode IV, it will allow you to play as a Jedi Padawan escaping from the Great Purge. While no more information was provided, it was said that game will be released around “holiday 2019”.
4) Battlefront II is moving to Clone Wars
Developers of Battlefront II are promising quite a big expansion of the game. A new squad mode, new starfighter mechanics, heroes and maps, oh my! Giving that DICE delivers an excellent quality in those aspects; I hope that it will be a lot of great additions. Even if I feel like all of that should’ve been in the game from the start.
5) Unravel Two (June 9, 2018)
Unravel Two feels and looks as the first game, even a little cuter, maybe. You are playing as Yarny and his yarn friends. Swinging around in order to avoid obstacles and monsters, you should guide Yarny to safety. Only now it has a co-op mode that lets you to play as a team, avoiding otherwise impossible hazards. Though developers stressed that you will still be able to beat the game on your own, it’s up to you, really.
6) Sea of Solitude (early 2019)
German indie studio Jo-Mei Games, through their writer/creative director Cornelia Geppert, announced their upcoming game Sea of Solitude. It is a game with an intriguing concept (loneliness turns out hero into monster), but also good visuals, as you can see in the trailer. A cute game that I already want to play.
7) Command & Conquer: Rivals
Oh boy, where do I start with that? After most of the announcements EA staged a demo version of an upcoming Command & Conquer game, which comes out… as a mobile game. It seems that it will be a competitive RTS placed in a C&C universe, complete with GDI and Brotherhood of Nod factions. I’d say that we will see how community will take to that game. And so far it seems that many fans of the original series are outraged about such turn in the franchise.
Besides that, there were obligatory FIFA 19, which will come out on September 28th, a new trailer for Madden Overdrive and an enhanced “Origin Access Premiere”. It seems that EA decided to be conservative this year and to talk mostly about games that we already knew about.
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